all the ABBR's really confuse me. lol
I'm interested in getting rid of my home line this is broadband Right?
I thought broadband was around 2 or 3 times faster than dialup.
how is this so fast?
anyone can feel free to straighten me out again.
Broadband speeds vary by the service provider.
My cable connection is 10 megabit (Mb) or 10000 Kilobits(Kb) down, and 800 Kb ) up. Dial up is 56 Kb down, and about 33 Kb up, so my broadband is much more then 2-3 times faster.
Most ISP's offer broadband 'lite' services, which might only be about 3-5 times faster then dial up.
We got rid of our home phone line a couple years ago, we use a VOIP phone service which is great.
Kb = Kilobit
KB = Kilobyte
Mb = Megabit, there are 1000 kilobits in a megabit
MB = Megabyte, there are 1000 kilobytes in a megabyte
Gb = Gigabit, there are 1000 megabits in a gigabit
GB = Gigabyte, there are 1000 megabytes in in a gigabyte
The difference between a bit and a byte in that a byte is 8 bits. so a MegaByte is 8 Megabits.